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Philadelphia Science Center Master Plan

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2004
  • Total Building Area: 611,370 sq m.

JERDE's master plan concept for the Philadelphia Science Center celebrates and enhances the facility's role as the synergistic hub of the academic and research institutions in West Philadelphia's University City. Under direction from the Science Center, JERDE worked with the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and other private and public agencies to create a master plan that gives this urban facility a sense of campus with a pedestrian scale and heightened interaction. The master plan satisfies the demand of life sciences companies, institutions and entrepreneurs for quality office and research space close to the city's renowned educational institutions, while creating a more livable campus to serve the Science Center and the surrounding community. Housing, dining, retail, entertainment and lifestyle uses support academics, scientists and entrepreneurs who play integral roles in this unique neighborhood. Plazas and open space have been created to encourage impromptu meetings. Distinct iconic buildings give the Science Center identity within its urban setting.

Client: The Science Center
Master Planner: JERDE

Project Uses:
  • Open/Public Space
  • Entertainment
  • Retail
  • Dining
  • Residential
  • Education
  • Office

Philadelphia Science Center Master Plan

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